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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Snuggle up warm!

Hello crafting friends!

As I'm typing this, the wind is howling outside and whooshing down the chimney, and it sounds as if buckets of water are being hurled at the windows. I've put an extra jumper on and today's card seems entirely appropriate! Come and see:


Those adorable mittens, from a stamp set called Warm Wishes, were a bargain in the Clearly Besotted sale. I stamped them twice - once in white craft ink on red card stock and once in red ink on white card stock. One thing about using a stamp positioner is that you can use up the tiniest snippets of card stock! I fussy cut the red mittens and just the cuffs of the white ones. The cuffs were coloured with my white gel pen which, if you keep overlaying ink, creates a fluffy dimensional look. Once they were dry I glued the cuffs to the red mittens.


I thought the mittens would look good on a tag. I found a striped one, left over from a kit, and turned it over to use the white side. This was decorated with a couple of black and white washi tapes from my stash and stamped with a sentiment from the mittens set. I tied bakers twine to the tag and attached the mittens to the ends with bits of washi, then securing them to the tag with glue. The tag was finished with a bakers twine bow.


I used dimensionals to attach the tag to a panel I cut out of textured blue card stock using one of my new Heffy Doodles stitched rectangle dies (thanks for the recommendation Di!) These were designed to be used on A6 card fronts and I highly recommend them to anyone who, like me, despaired of finding any that weren't made for the US market where card stock sizes are different. Finally, the panel was attached to the card base.

CHALLENGES
When I saw the inspiration photo at Inspired By, I immediately got crafting - the equivalent of the music that gets everyone up on the dance floor! I'm linking up there, and at Just Us Girls, where the challenge is to Add Dimension this week. Lots of snippets were used in the making of the card, so I shall be playing along at The Snippets Playground too.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
The stormy weather has been brought by Storm Brendan. We're not in its path at all and there have been torrential wind and gales here, so I dread to think what the poor people have had to cope with where the storm really hit. I know there has been quite a bit of storm damage with trees falling, power outages and damage to roads and sea defences. I hope everyone keeps safe and warm.

Thanks for coming to visit me today.

Hugs,

16 comments:

  1. Love your sweet mittens card. Great idea to use washi tape for attaching the twine to the back of the mittens.

    V stormy here yesterday, me no likey. Looks like I'll be getting wet going to work this morning. *sighs *

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    1. I do love a mitten!
      Hope you didn't get too wet :/
      xxx

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  2. What a fun card! I love those mittens and background paper. Thank you so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

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  3. ADORABLE!!! This is a winner in my book...all the fun little elements I love!! Just as sweet as can be! Stay safe, dry and warm!

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    1. Thanks LeAnne! Eva is in no mood to stay dry and warm but I'll be working on it when we get home!

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  4. Darling card Vicky! Love those sweet mittens and especially like it against the black. So happy you joined us at Just Us Girls this week!

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  5. Smashing make, love those mittens!

    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog - I'm your latest follower!

    Not in the path of Brendan ourselves but, like you, terrific winds and lots of rain, trees down "fairly close" to us too.

    Kathyk

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    1. Aw thanks Kathy! I think spring is on it's way but it phoned to say it might be a bit late...!

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  6. Pretty card, Vicky! It's still blowing a hooley here with intermittent downpours... so no card photography today. Oh, well, I'll just have to create more. Grin

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    1. LOL, that's the spirit Em! Crafting in the dark is not my favourite thing but it's better than no crafting! xx

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  7. OH! this is definitely a "warm" card. Those mittens are fabulous and thanks for the tip with the white pen, wish I had known before adding silver on a card!
    Faith x

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    1. And heaven knows we need something warm in the UK at the moment. Have just been blown nearly off my feet in the supermarket car park! x

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  8. Lovely card! I love the addition of the blue background to make everything pop. Thank you for playing at IB

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration Laurel - it really got me going!

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